To add to what Real is saying, here is what Cuban is saying as of today: Yeah, sure sounds like a potential Deng dumping ground, along with ATL who just hired a coach for "player development". There are too many factors at play here, but if you consider Mintz coming out and supporting Luke during that whole Lavar episode and this with Jules still coming off the bench, then you have to think Mintz isn't trying to lose any relations with the Laker FO since PG most likely wants to come here. If Jules didn't like it in LA and didn't get the 12M exxtension, he could have told Mintz, get me to a team that will start me and pay me. Mintz goes back to the FO telling them that they should trade Jules while they can, as long as they give PG everything he demands in free agency. There are so many ways this could have shaked out, but instead Mintz publicly endorses Luke...so that at least gives me some hope, that he wants both PG and Jules to stay in LA. Remember the Mavs can offer anything, but its up to Jules to accept that offer. He can either scour the market place and bring back to the Lakers the largest offer he can find to see if they match, or he can wait out what happens with PG/Bron and see how much money is left for him once those deals are verbally in place. Traditionally, since RFAs tie up another team's cap via an offer sheet, the timeline is usually UFAs that fly off the market first and then teams start committing money to RFAs.